capella-scan overview

music scannercapella-scan converts sheet music into a format you can edit and listen to. You can use your scanner, your mobile phone or an existing image file such as a PDF. There is a direct link to capella but you can also save the output as MusicXMl or MIDI which can be imported into most other brands of music software.

If you just want to hear the score you can save it as an MP3 or WAV file.

With capella-scan you can…

  • capture all of the music and text in a printed score including dynamics, lyrics and titles in 2 to 3 seconds per page
  • edit any misunderstood elements by dragging and dropping the correct note/symbol
  • preserve the layout when converted to the capella format
  • see the converted results immediately as they will appear in capella in an adjacent windowcapscan9 preview window
  • play the music back straight away
  • save the score as a capella file, MIDI file or MusicXML file


Suitable for complex and long scores

Complex music can be recognized. capella-scan can recognize up to 4 separate voices on a stave. Each voice is given a different colour and this colour is applied as a background to the voices’ notes so that you can see which voices are linked to which notes. See the example on the right.

Any length of score can be processed and turned into a single score. Each page of the score is shown along the top of the preview window as a thumbnail so you can navigate around the score easily. capella-scan saves all the pages as a single score and you can save your corrections for further work later so you don’t need to finish your editing in one session..

Drag and drop editing

capellascan9 edit windowDrag and drop editing makes correcting any errors quick. Errors are easy to spot because the recognized score is superimposed in bright green over the black scanned image. Editing out errors is simply a question of dragging and dropping the correct item to where it is shown on the black scanned image.

On the right is an example. A sharp was not recognised as one side was obscured by the barline on the original score. Drag and drop a sharp from the pallet of options and it snaps into place. This example also has a missing note dot that will be corrected without your intervention as capella knows from the other notes (and time signature) that it should be dotted.



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